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Good in the Hood is the ultimate in keeping it local and being charitable. Instead of someone in head office deciding what great charitable organisation to support, Z’s people on the ground choose the groups they’d like to get behind. This year, 38 Z service......

(Pictured: Victim Support Researcher, Dr Petrina Hargrave) The justice system must move beyond a “tick-box” culture and begin offering genuine justice for victims, according to research released by Victim Support today. The key message from Victim Support’s research Victims’ Voices: The Justice Needs and Experiences......

Karen McLeay, Acting Chief Executive for Victim Support, says the true impacts of New Zealand’s growing suicide numbers run much deeper than today’s suicide statistics show. “The unseen victims of suicide are the mums, dads, nannas, grandads, kids, moko, and whanau left behind. “For every......

This “Christchurch special edition” of Voice – Winter 2019, is dedicated to the victims and community impacted by the Christchurch mosque attacks. We share stories of kindness, hope and bravery – but most importantly – we give victims the opportunity to share their voice. Read:......

Victim Support says research released today shows it’s time to take action and put victims at the heart of the justice system. Karen McLeay, Victim Support Acting Chief Executive, said the results of Chief Victims’ Advisor Dr Kim McGregor’s research, Strengthening the Criminal Justice System......

What are the criteria for receiving the money and who is eligible? All donations will be used to provide support and resources for people directly affected by the shootings and their family members. The victims have many needs, some financial, some for other forms of......

For the past 30 years our sole purpose has been to bring emotional, financial and practical support to victims.  We are committed to this service 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. Victim Support is an independent charitable organisation which offers free practical......

Thank you for the wonderful support and inquiries we’ve been receiving in the wake of March 15. To help you gain a better understanding of Victim Support, we have put together some key facts, information about our history of supporting victims, and our contact details......

Here is the latest update from our Chief Executive Kevin Tso to media this morning. Good Morning, Before I go further I want to take a few moments to provide some context around Victim Support’s role and the services we provide to victims. Victim Support......

Victim Support has now received over $6 million through its online Givealittle campaign, launched in support of victims affected by Friday’s shootings in Christchurch.   “This is an unprecedented fundraising response to an unprecedented tragedy in New Zealand and we thank everybody who has donated,” said Victim......

Thank you to everyone who contacted us to ask questions about our Christchurch Shooting Victims’ Fund. We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of New Zealanders and the world and thank everyone who has given so far. We’ve updated our Givealittle page to provide as......

Losing a loved one is extremely difficult in any circumstance, but loss to suicide brings complex emotions, trauma, and risks which require specialised support. “When we get a referral, we are able to activate support for whanau quickly and ascertain their support needs”, says Kiri,......

Aroha tragically lost her daughter Jacinta to suicide in 2015. Aroha’s words reflect the truly terrible impact a suicide has. Thank you Aroha for sharing your story with us. My contact with Victim Support has not stopped and it has been 44 months since my......

At the end of 2018, Victim Support was proud to launch a new pilot programme to enable volunteer support workers to register with Victim Support to work solely with those affected by suicide. The programme makes it easier for people with the right skills to get involved......

The majority of serious crime victims lack faith in the justice system and feel justice was not served in their case, according to new research released by Victim Support. Victim Support released preliminary findings from the study at the two-day Hāpaitia te Oranga Tangata Safe......

In this autumn edition of Voice, we look at support after suicide. Victim Support’s quality service and 24/7, nationwide availability is critical to the safety and wellbeing of those affected by suicide. That’s why all our Support Workers must complete suicide bereavement training to qualify......

Victim Support is delighted to announce the winners of our 2018 National Lottery. Congratulations to Louise Mathys of New Plymouth who took away the Honda HR-V S Grand Prize! The full list of winning tickets are as follows: 1st prize (Honda HR-V S) Ticket #:......

In this summer edition of Voice, we look at getting through family violence. Family violence in Aotearoa can affect anyone. It affects people from all communities, cultures, genders, religions, and ages. In this edition we look at the impact Victim Support can have, helping families......

Two organisations that support road crash victims say they’re disappointed a plan to test for drug driving has been scrapped and denied the chance for a public debate. Victim Support and Brake, the road safety charity, are calling on the Government to urgently develop an......

While New Zealand’s homicide rate is falling, too many families are still facing the trauma of homicide, says Victim Support Chief Executive Kevin Tso. New Zealand Police released figures today showing the provisional number of homicides for 2017 was 48 – the lowest in 40......

In this spring edition of Voice, we look at Homicide. Sadly, for an average of around 70 families a year, their world is suddenly rocked with their loved one dying by homicide. While losing a loved one is never easy, a homicide brings another layer......

Suicide has many hidden impacts, particularly for those it leaves behind. Every loss sends a ripple of grief and shock through a family, school or workplace, and community. That’s why Victim Support’s trained volunteers provide practical help and emotional support for over 3000 people a year affected......